Loyola University Maryland is seeking a Student Success Specialist to join Messina, the living learning program for first-year students at Loyola University Maryland. The Student Success Specialist will facilitate academic and co-curricular programming for the Messina theme communities. Assist in the planning, development and execution of Messina training sessions and programs and serve as a liaison between Student Life, Student Engagement, faculty, administrators and student leaders involved in Messina. Oversee the Messina working group budgets (including signing authority) and participate in divisional and campus initiatives. Job duties include: communicate with working groups of 200+ faculty, administrators and student leaders to guide best practices for enrichment session co-curricular activities and theme events, including identifying campus and Baltimore events suitable to the various Messina themes communities. Work with these groups to coordinate logistics including reservations, ticket purchases and transportation arrangements. Manage requests for purchases, reimbursements and cash advances. Coordinate services including facility reservations, catering, vendors, contracts, billing, transportation, accommodations, speakers/presenters and publicity for large-scale, campus-wide theme events. Research content related to first-year student transition, and provide guidance and support to faculty and administrators about initiatives that support students in their transition. Develop, promote and support best practices for inclusive, integrated and educationally purposeful enrichment sessions, co-curricular activities and theme events that advance the Messina learning outcomes. Support divisional goals and priorities. Represent Messina on committees, work groups, and projects that promote student wellness, leadership programming and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. This will include assistance with Late Night Programming efforts. Contribute to Community Standards and Title IX campus initiatives including serving on student conduct panels, delivering training sessions and promoting awareness of health and safety issues. Represent Messina at Loyola Admission events, assisting with recruitment efforts through formal presentations and individual outreach. Support summer orientation and Fall Welcome Weekend planning and facilitate sessions. Organize, edit and develop content for new and existing written and online materials including management of the Messina website, creation and upkeep of the Messina event calendar, and social media forums directed at incoming and current first-year students, their families, and the Loyola community. Strong candidates will be able to work independently, have excellent writing and oral communication skills, efficient work habits, and the ability to coordinating event logistics with multiple constituents. We are seeking colleagues whose professional philosophies align with our dedication to the development of the whole person and the University's Jesuit values of justice, community, and a constant challenge to improve.
Bachelor's degree and 1 to 3 years of experience required.
Availability to work some nights and a limited number of weekends as a representative for the office.
Ability to occasionally move boxes and supplies weighing up to 25 pounds across campus for various event needs.
Must be able to support the University's goals for institutional diversity, as well as the goals and values of a Catholic, Jesuit education. For more information about this position and to apply online please visit: https://careers.loyola.edu/
For more information, please contact Mary Ellen Wade, Associate Director of Messina, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-617-2225. To be considered for this position, you must apply through the online application available at www.loyola.edu/careers . A cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references are required and may be attached at the appropriate prompt on the online form.
Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola’s beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.